There are times when you get down. Sometimes, really low. Nothing can prevail against you if you remember the strength of spirit you possess inside you.
Don't let false ideas of spirituality, or "programmed" religion cloud your own understanding of what and who your spirit is. See whether contemplating this prose helps develop your own idea of your own spirit and potential.
Nothing Can Prevail Against You
When I die, when my body is lifeless,
The separateness will be gone.
Here. Now. I have a body with a life energy in it.
Later, that life energy will separate from the body.
The body will be lifeless. The life will be energy.
It will become a part of the total energy of existence.
It will be a part of the whole..
..And yet, distinguishable.
The whole is not whole without my life energy.
Then, I shall be as one with the whole.
We shall be one.
Here. Now. Locked in my body,
My life energy senses illusion.
It sees itself as separate from the whole.
(There is me in my body, and there is everything else.)
But deep down. Deep, deep inside.
My life energy knows itself to be a part of the whole.
It doesn't sense this. It doesn't see this.
That part of my life energy knows this.
It knows itself to be an indispensable part of the whole.
…That part of my life energy that knows my oneness,
That part of me is strong. So incredibly strong.
That part of my life energy knows itself to be the whole.
Not just a part of the whole,
But the indispensable part of the whole.
That part of me cannot die.
That part of me cannot be killed.
That part of me cannot be destroyed.
That part of me is the indispensable, immortal whole.
That part of me is my Spirit.
I tell you this, not because I wish to propound some religious belief,
I do not.
I tell you this because I want you to know.
I want you to know that there is a part of me,
That deep part of me, called Spirit.
My spirit quietly drives what I do.
My spirit quietly drives what I am.
You may not understand me.
You may not understand what I do.
You may not understand what I am.
But if you observe quietly, you may just see my spirit.
And, my spirit will see your spirit.
(For whether you know it or not, you have spirit too!)
And then you also shall know.
You shall know that we are one.
We are both spirit, and we are both one spirit.
It is whole. It is complete. It is indispensable. It is immortal.
My spirit cannot die, for if it did, your spirit too would die.
We are one. Inseparable. Indispensable. Immortal.
You cannot destroy my spirit, whatever my mortal body may fear.
Range the slings and arrows of adversity against me
And they shall be spent in vain.
Range the moneylenders and honey-tongued merchants against me,
And they shall be exposed as slave-traders and liars.
Set your power-crazed politicians, your self-appointed representatives and you parasitic attorneys against me...
...And they shall succumb to their own infection.
For we have immeasurable fortitude.
We have purposeful determination.
We have honesty, truth, and the very best of all freedoms;
The freedom to have faith in ourselves so that we can stand and say,